Amazon has released the powerful first trailer for Mangrove, which is the first episode in director Steve McQueen’s upcoming anthology series, Small Axe, which is based on the real-life experiences of London’s West Indian community, set between 1969 and 1982.
Here’s the synopsis for Mangrove:
McQueen’s Mangrove tells this true story of the Mangrove 9, a group of Black activists who clashed with London police during a protest march in 1970, and the highly publicized trial that followed. The trial was the first judicial acknowledgment of behavior motivated by racial hatred within the Metropolitan Police.
The series stars Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Shaun Parkes (Lost in Space), Malachi Kirby (Curfew), Rochenda Sandall (Line of Duty), Jack Lowden (The Long Song), Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsmen), Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (The Gentlemen), Nathaniel Martello-White (Collateral), Richie Campbell (Liar), Jumayn Hunter (Les Misérables), and Gary Beadle (Summer of Rockets). Mangrove was co-written by McQueen and Alastair Siddons.
Check out the trailer below, and watch Mangrove on Amazon on September 25th.